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MSc Nursing- Two Years  POSTGRADUATE


University of Nottingham

September Intake Only

Graduate Entry Nursing (Adult) MSc

This two-year accelerated course is for those who already have an undergraduate degree and some prior healthcare or related experience, and are committed to providing excellence in care.


Highlights of graduate-entry nursing (GEN) at Nottingham


  • Study in a research-active school with teaching staff who are experts in their field

  • Benefit from our outstanding teaching and research reputation* and be a part of an award-winning student body

  • Access over 300 societies and sports clubs, and join in with activities arranged through the Nursing and Midwifery Association (NMA) community

  • Develop the wide-ranging, high-level skills demonstrated by first-class nursing practitioners and required for leadership in healthcare sensitivity and social inclusion in nursing practice

  • Gain an understanding of multi-professionalism and multi-agency working, with an emphasis on holism, cultural


Teaching follows an inquiry-based, person-centered approach, which will build on your existing skills. It also incorporates shared learning with other disciplines and professions, developing your clinical leadership skills and preparing you for practice. 

Support from personal tutors and peers is in place to help students returning to education after a break, and for those changing career.


University of Salford

January Intake Only

MA Nursing - 2 Years Postgraduate

Students from all disciplines have the opportunity to undertake a two years Master program in Adult nursing and this program would prepare them towards attaining evidence 2,300 hours of theoretical learning and 2,300 practice learning (4,600 hours in total) in order to be eligible to apply for registration as a Registered Nurse.

You will work with staff and clinical partners as co-producers in your learning experience. 

A wealth of facilities at university are available to you.

You will experience state-of-the-art-clinical and immersive simulation suites.

At the University of Salford, students are given a well relaxed and friendly environment, with access to facilities, support, and opportunities that will enable you to succeed. 

Click to download pre-requisite 800 hours


University of hertfordshire

September Intake Only

MSc Adult Nursing -2 Year Postgraduate

Once you have completed the program and registered with the NMC, most people get some experience as a staff nurse, usually within community or in-patient organizations operating within the NHS, voluntary and independent sectors of health. The opportunities are endless but some ‘typical’ career options are presented below.

Some people are keen to remain working directly with service users in clinical areas and seek promotion to senior staff nurse or ward sister/manager roles where their expertise is used to lead care given by a team of nurses. Some adult nurses develop particular clinical skills and knowledge that will allow them to become specialist nurses in a given area of care (e.g. district nurse, clinical nurse specialist or nurse consultant).


Manchester Metropolitan University

January Intake only

MSc Adult Nursing - 2 Years Postgraduate

As an adult nurse, your patients might have long-term illnesses or minor health issues, and they could be at any stage in their adult life. On this two-year accelerated course, you’ll learn how to assess your patient’s needs and provide sensitive support, and how to collaborate with colleagues across a range of professions (including doctors, physiotherapists and dieticians).

In addition to time spent in practice on placement, you’ll have a mix of simulated and technology-enhanced learning, university attendance in shared groups, field-specific groups, or interdisciplinary learning.

Working in small groups in our Clinical Simulation Suite, you’ll learn many skills to support the development of your practice. It’s here that you’ll work on simulations of a patient’s journey from admission to discharge.

Click to download pre-entry portfolio


University of Northumbria

January Intake Only

Nursing Science Registered Nurse (Adult) MSc

Nursing Science Registered Nurse (Mental Health) MSc

Nursing Science Registered Nurse (Learning Disability) MSc

Northumbria University has an established reputation for excellence and innovation in nursing education. We are working closely with our NHS partners to deliver a pre-registration Nursing Science Masters that embodies the Nursing and Midwifery Council’s ‘Future Nurse’ standards, to equip you to lead your profession. 

​This two-year Masters will allow graduates from any undergraduate subject to build on their experience in a caring role, and graduate with NMC Registration. Studying within the requirements of the new NMC standards means that you will be prepared for rapid career progression in mental health nursing, especially when combined with the high-level attributes that you will acquire as a Northumbria postgraduate.


University of Bedfordshire

January Intake Only

MSc Adult Nursing with registration - 2 Years Postgraduate

Nursing with Registration (Mental Health) MSc

The demand for nurses with a postgraduate qualification is growing. If you have undergraduate degree from a health, social care or health science related area and have the dedication and commitment to study and work full time, then course will enable you become a registered nurse in two years.

You will study both in an academic setting and work in clinical practice environments enabling you to complete the necessary knowledge and skills to register with the Nursing and Midwifery Council as a nurse.

NHS Constitution

The NHS constitution brings together details of what staff, patients and the public can expect from the National Health Service. It sets out the principles and values that guide how the NHS should act and make decisions. The NHS Constitution states that the NHS "aspires to the highest standards of excellence and professionalism. "


University of Greenwich

Sept Intake Only

MSc Mentgal Health Nursing with registration - 2 Yrs PG

MSc Adult Nursing with registration - 2yrs PG

If you’re a graduate looking for a meaningful career, our Master’s in Mental Health Nursing is the next step towards becoming a Registered Mental Health Nurse.

Mental Health Nursing can be one of the most intense yet deeply rewarding roles within the healthcare system. Our Mental Health Nursing Master's offers you a varied and fascinating glimpse into the many options available.

Lessons on-campus take place in simulated wards in addition to lecture theatres and are taught by a first-class team of highly skilled, expert lecturers. For your clinical placements, you will have an exceptional opportunity to train with the internationally renowned South London and Maudsley NHS Trust, Oxleas NHS Trust or KMPT NHS Trust. You will experience the work of specialist services in areas such as addiction, eating disorders, personality disorders and psychological therapies. Work alongside highly skilled and experienced mental health nurses at the cutting-edge of patient care delivery.


Bangor University

January & Sept Intake Only

MSc Mentgal Health Nursing with registration - 2 Yrs PG

MSc Adult Nursing with registration - 2yrs PG

This PGDip in Adult Nursing leads to registration with the Nursing and Midwifery Council and offers graduates a funded route over two-years into nursing whilst simultaneously obtaining a postgraduate qualification. This post graduate qualification is aimed at graduates who wish develop apply their knowledge gained their undergraduate degree and pursue a career in the front-line delivery of health care services.  The aim of this course is to prepare a registered nurse who is able to offer an excellent quality of compassionate care, enhanced leadership, management and holds inter-professional and research skills, in order to influence practice and initiate change. 

Our exceptional teaching provision is based upon the latest research into practice (which is a key focus of the schools highly ranked research activity) and is grounded in modern clinical practice. The Adult Nursing PGDip will equip graduates particularly well to thrive in rapidly changing environments, taking into account how behaviour, culture, socioeconomic and other factors, in the care environment and its location, can affect health, illness, health outcomes and public health priorities

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Glasgow University

January Intake Only (Closed)

MSc Nursing Studies Adult (Pre-registration)

This new and exciting MSc route offers graduates from any background the opportunity to transfer their graduate skills and harness them in becoming a nurse.

Recognising the changing context of healthcare and the profile of nurses needed, the MSc Nursing Studies aims to equip graduate student nurses with advanced critical thinking skills, as well as practical skills and competencies to deliver compassionate, competent, person-centred, effective, safe and high quality health care.

MSc graduates will be expected make a significant contribution to ‘improving lives’ at an individual, community and global level. While working in partnership with health and social care professionals to meet the needs of patients, clients and service users, they will also contribute to public health outcomes through education and health improvement interventions.

The programme benefits from a strong emphasis on interprofessional education whereby students are able to learn with and from other health professionals.

The MSc also offers a unique opportunity for graduates to progress academically to Masters level while gaining registration as an adult nurse.

Graduate opportunities include employment in a diverse range of healthcare settings within the United Kingdom and internationally.


Teesside University

January Intake Only

On successful completion of the course, you are eligible to register with the Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC) on the nurses' part of the Professional Register (Learning Disabilities Nursing).

During the pre-registration nursing course you will be expected to work to the spirit of the NMC Code (2018) at all times – The Code (2018) Professional Standards of Practice and Behaviour for Nurses and Midwives, Nursing and Midwifery Council London

During the course, you develop the essential knowledge and nursing skills required to care for people and their families in a variety of diverse settings, including hospital and community care. During these placements, you participate in shift work, including weekends and night. This innovative course prepares you to become a confident and competent skilled practitioner, capable of leading and managing the care of people and their families. It also helps you to become a resilient and future-ready nurse who holds strong professional values, is able to exercise clinical judgement, challenge inequality, champion diversity and uphold the integrity of the profession whilst delivering high quality, person-centred compassionate care.

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University of Central Lancashire

September Intake Only


The programmes for all three fields, adult, mental health and Children's and Young People nursing incorporate the Nursing and Midwifery Council’s new standards of proficiencies 2019. They represent the skills, knowledge and attributes all registered nurses must demonstrate.

More detailed outlines of the programme will be published once the validation process is complete

Service users, carers and the wider community are actively involved in the development, delivery and running of this programme. Service users and carers share their experiences with students at the university and are involved in providing students with feedback in clinical practice, as well as being involved in recruitment and assessment activities.

The course programme comprises of 50% practice and 50% theory. You will be allocated to one of several NHS Trusts within the Central Lancashire region as your base and from there gain experience in a range of placement areas.

The clinical placements will be interspersed throughout the two years course and you will be supervised, assessed and supported by relevant health care professionals and the University. As part of your clinical experience, you will be expected to work full time alongside practice supervisors who will support your learning journey through each placement area. As a result, you are expected to work a range of different shift patterns across a 24 hour, seven day period throughout the year.

There may be an opportunity to undertake an alternative or international placement during the course.

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